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2022 Declared Republican Candidates on 2022 Ballot

Primary Election – August 23, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline/Book Closing: July 25

Early Voting: August 13 – 20

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Mailings: July 9 (UOCAVA “military/overseas”)/July 14-August 15 | Ballot Request Deadline: August 13

During the Primary Election, electors will vote for state and federal representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, the Governor, State Cabinet Members, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives, State Senators and County Commissioners will be on the ballot.

Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.

Voters may also see non-partisan races including judicial candidates and candidates for school board depending on their jurisdiction.

Universal Primary: a universal primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a universal primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.

General Election – November 8, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline/Book Closing: October 11

Early Voting: October 27 – November 5

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Mailings: September 24 (UOCAVA”military/overseas”)/September 29-October 31 | Ballot Request Deadline: October 29

The General Election ballot will list the winning candidates of the August Primary Election. During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation.

Federal Offices

US Senate

Marco Rubio

There are a bunch of Republican, Democrat and NPA candidates in this race

US Congress, District 18

New district that includes a portion of Immokalee, in Collier County

Scott Franklin
Kenneth “Kenny” James Hartpence
Javita Uyvette McKinney
Jennifer Raybon
Wendy June Schmeling
George Garret Shepherd III
Dr. Joe Smith
Eduardo G Tarazona

In addition, There is a Republican write in candidate Leonard L. Serratore. No Democrats have filed.

US Congress, District 19

Byron Donalds
Jim Huff

Two candidates are vying for the Democrat ticket. they are Cindy Lyn Banyai and Patrick Post (Post is a write in Candidate).

US Congress, District 26

Mario Diaz-Balart
Darren Aquino
Richard Evans
Ruth Ann Swanson

In addition, and Democrat has entered the race named Christine Alexandria Olivo

State Offices


Ron DeSantis

There are a bunch of Republican and Democrat candidates opposing Ron DeSantis

Lt. Governor

Jeanette Nunez

Attorney General

Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody has three Democrat opponents for the General Election.

Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Patronis

Commissioner of Agriculture

Chuck Nadd
James Shaw
Wilton Simpson
Bob White

In addition, Ryan Morales is running for the Democrat side of the ticket.

State Attorney, District 20

Amira Fox – Unopposed

Public Defender, District 20

Kathleen Smith – Unopposed

State Representative, District 80

Adam Botana

Adam Botana has a Democrat opponent named Mitchel Schlayer

State Representative, District 81

Bob Rommel – Unopposed

State Representative, District 82

Lauren Melo – Unopposed

Collier County

Collier County Commission, District 2

Reg Buxton
Chris Hall
Gerald J Lefebvre
Nancy Lewis

Bebe Kanter has entered the race and is a Democrat and it will close the election to where only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary and will face the candidate in the other Party in November. Lynn Corr (R), Jason Brook (R)Rob Tolp, (R) and John C Sochor (NPA) have withdrawn.

Collier County Commission District 4

Daija Hinojosa
Daniel Kowal
Michelle McLeod
Penny Taylor

A write in candidate has entered this race. That will close this election to members of each party only eligible to vote for their party candidates. The write in candidate is Bill Oppenheimer.

County Judge Group 3

Pamela Barger
Chris Brown

Collier County School Board District 1

Kimberly Ann Boobyer
Jerry D. Rutherford
Jory Westberry

Collier County School Board District 3

Jana C Greer
Kelly Lichter
Jen Mitchell

Jana Greer was a Republican from 2014 to 2018 and switched to Libertarian October 2018 until switching back to Republican in September of 2021.

Collier County School Board District 5

Jaquelene Keay
Timothy Moshier
Roy M. Terry
Ana Torino

In addition, Arthur Boyer (Democrat) has filed for office. Jacquelene Keay was a registered Democrat from 2006 to 2016 when she registered as a Republican. This is a nonpartisan race, so all voters vote in School Board Races.

Collier Mosquito Control District Seat 1

John Johnson

Collier Mosquito Control District Seat 2

Sandra Lee Buxton

There is a candidate that shows in the Supervisor of Elections candidate roster named Eliabeth Yiachos, but that name is not listed in the Collier County Voter rolls.

Collier Mosquito Control District Seat 3

Ed Brandt

There is a candidate that shows in the supervisor of elections candidate roster name Emily Dalto, but the name “Teixeira Dalto, Emilia Maria” shows in the voter rolls and is registered as a Republican, but never voted and registered to vote in December 20, 2020.

Greater Naples Fire Seat 1

David Boothby
Mark Cherney
Charlie Cottiers

Christian Tobin was entered and withdrawn.

Greater Naples Fire Seat 3

Brian Cross
William Douglass

Greater Naples Fire Seat 4

Patrick Dearborn
Kevin Gerrity

North Collier Fire District Seat 1

Christopher Crossan

In addition, Anthony Scire has entered the race. He is a No Party Affiliate.

North Collier Fire District Seat 2

Jim Burke
Tyler Hardt

North Collier Fire District Seat 4

Christopher Lombardo